Medicinal Bottles- Pine Grove Station, WY


From OWSA’s excavations just last week at the Pine Grove Station (48CR430): Pine Grove Station was located on the Overland Trail that crossed the southern end of Wyoming and was in use during the 1860s but experienced conflict throughout its use and was burned in both 1865 and 1867. One of the artifacts recovered last week is this small, well-preserved bottle which was found in amongst some collapsed timbers and a tamped earth floor which were part of a structure on the south side of the trail. Bottles like this were a common part of medical kits and would likely have had a cork stopper. 

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